Sway Suggestion Box

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Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

To help us build the best version of Sway, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to hear your ideas and suggestions. We will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

How it works
• Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
• Select one of the feedback forums listed.
• Check out the ideas others have suggested and vote on your favorites.
• Search for your suggestion and if you can’t find something similar, you can submit your own.
• Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
• When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.

In addition to the Sway Suggestion Box, we have…
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Have you created a Sway that you think is awesome? Then share it with others by posting a link to it in our Show us your Sway page. We might even feature it on www.sway.com.

Sway for iPad & iPhone (iOS)
Do you use Sway’s iOS app? We’d love to hear your feedback on the Sway for iPad & iPhone page.

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  1. Set the height of the iframe

    I don't have a problem with embedding the iFrame into my blog but I want to be able to view the entire Sway in the iFrame and not have scrolling. I am using Tumblr and that may be the cause of the issue. But Tumblr could be a platform that Sway will thrive on ... I would love to be able to embed straight to Tumblr from Sway.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the idea. This is to set the “auto height” of the embed so that it expands to the length of the content correct?

    Anyone else interested in this idea? Leave a comment below!

  2. The Date on The Sway Should REMAIN the Created Date

    The Date on The Sway Should REMAIN the Created Date. Currently when you UPDATE a Sway date changes, giving the appearance that the date was CREATED on the new MODIFIED date. Maybe both dates, PUBLISH DATE, and EDIT/MODIFIED date can be displayed.

    10 votes
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  3. Embed web content as iFrame in a Sway

    I would like to be able to embed an external website inside a sway as content, so you could scroll through that website as part of the sway. This would be use din instructional manuals that are authored as Sway's, but contain small embedded live sites, such as forums or forms or other similar items.

    133 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback and for sharing with us which scenarios you would find this useful in.

  4. Share a OneDrive folder as an auto-generated Sway

    I use OneDrive to share pictures with friends and relatives. Unfortunately the display of pictures sucks on OneDrive.

    A cool feature would be to be able in OneDrive to have a button "Share this folder as a Sway" , and you would automatically have nice generated Sways from the pictures (and the captions of these pictures).

    This Sway would be updated automatically when new pictures are added to the chosen folder.

    This would provide a really pleasant way of sharing OneDrive pictures!

    38 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    While we don’t currently support this feature, if you’re a Windows 10 user, you can use the Photos app to do something similar. Select one of your albums, then click Share → Upload to Sway (or scroll to the bottom and select “Tell your story with Sway”). This will allow you to auto-generate a Sway from all the photos in that album.

  5. Use right mouse click as > button for navigation

    If i want to presentate with sway right button is useless and by missclick ruin the new atmosphere of a presentation, is possible to add him an utility? My idea is to use like > on R to L

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Not at this time. If you want to present your Sway you can use the arrow keys, that space bar, the advance buttons on the bottom right corner of your Sway, or your mouse scroll wheel.

  6. create elearning SCORM contents with sway

    embeded sway in LMS. Export to SCORM package

    119 votes
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  7. Embed vertical Sway into a blog

    It would be awesome if I could write blog posts using the vertical scrolling sway and then sharing it on a blog platform.

    Not as a smaller embedded iframe, but as a full size post, as we can see them on the sway website right now.

    I created a small Sway to explain with a picture my idea:
    https://sway.com/QxyhZpeIQonyET68

    Of course the end could automatically add a "created with Sway" or something to give appropriate credits to the app!

    202 votes
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  8. Save Sways to OneDrive

    Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

    This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

    If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

    599 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

    Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

  9. 7 votes
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  10. Autoplay media

    While we scroll through a sway it should have preloaded media like videos and autoplay it when it hits the viewable part of the screen

    201 votes
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  11. Add comments

    Add comments

    From Mark:
    When viewing someones sway as at the moment there are only very few available to see on sway.com, it would be good to be able to write a little review for the creator, such as ''I really enjoyed reading/viewing your sway'

    It will also be useful for feedback in how others view possible improvements or corrections etc.

    376 votes
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    Considering  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Is it more important to you to have someone be able to comment on the entire Sway or on content within the Sway? Also, do you think of commenting as something people who are authoring with you should do or as something you want your viewers to do? Should comments be publicly visible or only visible to you? Let us know in the comments. :)

  12. Prevent Image Downloads

    Please prevent a user from doing the right-click Save Image trick. if a photographer is going to use Sway, he doesn't want his pictures download all over the web fro free.

    Thanks.

    131 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    That’s some great feedback, and especially interesting because we have seen a lot of photographers using Sway for portfolio scenarios.

  13. Blogger and wordpress post and share

    I would like if I could share my sways immediately to my wordpress and blogger blogs with a button and not by copying and pasting the embed code

    53 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Wordpress now lets you embed Sways, content from Docs.com, and Mixes! If you have a blog on WordPress.com, you can paste a link to any of these three types of content and WordPress will automatically represent the link as an embed. Keep voting for this idea if you would like to see more integration on the Sway-side.

  14. Offline Mode for Sway

    Would there be a way to save a Sway offline? Many conferences have little or no dependable wireless, which is also true for many schools. Offline mode would be helpful. I'm not sure if it can be done since it is dynamically rendering to different device types, but a "PDF" like snapshot mode would be helpful.

    1,171 votes
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  15. Improve (slow) loading time/start-up performance...

    The initial display of a Sway takes quite long time to display (as compared to a conventional web page)

    Please improve Sway initial display start-up time. Especially on mobile devices with less CPU power. Some sort of server caching for the initial page view would be really appreciated.

    27 votes
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  16. Bigger scroll button on L-R views

    I have my Sway layout right now going from left to right, and I can use the little scroller in the middle of my mouse to easily browse through the photos. However, for those without one of the scrollers on their mouse, or not knowing they can use that to view the images, the < and > buttons in the lower right should be a little bigger (hey, I know how it works but lots of people are a bit slower), and I also wish they would respond a bit quicker when you do click on them, as there is…

    6 votes
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  17. Picture zoom

    i can´t zoom a picture in a sway. (Tablet)

    9 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Currently, we allow you to click a picture to go into detailed view, but we don’t specifically have zoom.

  18. Android Sway App

    View a Sway via an Android app.

    The world has 2 billion Android users and many may be like me: I'd love to show my Sways offline. I would be keen to use Sway for my speaker presentations straight from my phone.

    787 votes
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  19. Attribution at end of Sway (bibliography, works cited, etc.)

    If we can pull in content from other areas with a sway would it be possible to have an attribution page at the end of the Sway giving credit to the pulled content source?
    Can you pull in a series of blog posts via a RSS feed or maybe podcast and/or YouTube feeds? Seeing many possibilities for educational use.

    54 votes
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  20. Photobooks

    A photo book is still an amazing way to capture memories and particularly the older generation appreciates it very much....I wonder if the AI/machine learning of Sway could help creating such a book out of an existing sway and move it to respective printing companies for the finishing touches.....such a feature could get printing companies to endorse SWAY and/or build add-ons in the future....

    62 votes
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